Table 4

The patient-level and visit-level characteristics of ED users based on the number of visits in the tertiary hospital

Number of ED visits12–45–78–1011–1516≥
Patient level Number of patients (%): n=15 628
Age
 14<2685 (82.7)547 (16.8)12 (0.4)5 (0.2)0 (0)0 (0)
 15–645937 (88.7)728 (10.9)24 (0.4)4 (0.1)2 (0)2 (0)
 65≥14 576 (92.9)1062 (6.8)37 (0.2)5 (0)2 (0)0 (0)
Gender
 Male6210 (84.6)1090 (14.9)30 (0.4)7 (0.1)0 (0)2 (0)
 Female6988 (84.3)1247 (15.0)43 (0.5)7 (0.1)4 (0)0 (0)
In-hospital death
 No12 880 (84.6)2255 (14.8)71 (0.5)13 (0.1)4 (0)2 (0)
 Yes318 (78.9)82 (20.3)2 (0.5)1 (0.2)0 (0)0 (0)
Receiving public assistance
 No13 103 (84.5)2315 (14.9)72 (0.5)14 (0.1)2 (0)1 (0)
 Yes76 (76.0)21 (21.0)0 (0)0 (0)2 (2.0)1 (1.0)
Visit level Number of visits (%): n=19 109
Use of ambulance
 No9358 (68.2)3903 (28.4)300 (2.2)109 (0.8)37 (0.3)24 (0.2)
 Yes3661 (70.4)1398 (26.9)94 (1.8)17 (0.3)14 (0.3)14 (0.3)
Hospitalisation
 No10 850 (69.7)4218 (27.1)322 (2.1)86 (0.6)50 (0.3)38 (0.2)
 Yes2349 (66.3)1083 (30.6)72 (2.0)40 (1.1)1 (0)0 (0)
  • ED, emergency department.